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"Nankai-Scripps" Organic Chemistry Seminar was successfully held

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The “Nankai-Scripps” Organic Chemistry Seminar was held on September 21st, 2017. Prof. Yu Jinquan and Prof. Phil S. Baran (from the Scripps Research Institute), Dr. Martin D. Eastgate (from Bristol-Myers Squibb), Prof. Guangxin Liang  and Prof. Shoufei Zhu  (from Nankai University) gave reports on scientific progress in their respective fields. Approximately 200 teachers and students attended the seminar. Prof. Gong Chen  hosted the opening ceremony and Prof. Jun Chen , Dean of the College of Chemistry, addressed the opening ceremony.

At first, Prof. Yu Jinquan made a report on "Enantioselective and Remote C-H Activation Reactions". Prof. Yu received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge in 1999 and is working at the Scripps Research Institute. His research centers around the discovery of catalytic carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bond forming reactions based on C-H activation. The synthetic applications of his achievements help to shorten synthetic routes for natural products and drug molecules. He is one of the best scientists in the field C-H activation and has received the MacArthur Fellowship in 2016. 

Prof. Phil S. Baran then gave a report on "Translational Chemistry". Prof. Baran is leading his generation to new heights of synthesis of natural products. His group completed a number of breathtaking syntheses of natural products, including palau'amine, vinigrol, etc. Baran was named a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and became the member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2017. 


Dr. Martin D. Eastgate's gave a report on "Innovation in the Synthesis of Complex Pharmaceutical Compounds". Dr. Eastgate graduated from the University of Cambridge and is the director of Chemical and Synthetic Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb. In the past few years, he has been cooperating with Prof. Yu and Prof. Baran, to bridge the gap between fundamental researches and applications.

Prof. Guangxin Liang  gave a report on "User-friendly Synthesis" and Prof. Shoufei Zhu  gave a report on "Catalytic Hydrogen Transfer Reactions" on behalf of the College of the Chemistry of Nankai University. Teachers and students attending the meeting were deeply attracted by the charm of organic chemistry and communicated with the speakers enthusiastically. "Nankai-Scripps” Organic Chemistry Seminar concluded in loud applause.